Sevens: Blue and Red

Blue and Red

In the room that connected my psyche to the Jewel.

It was as if I was seeing a dream.

The conference room within the gem was that sort of real world of dreams.

In that room, I faced the First Generation. Today, the Third was also in attendance.

Only he was just sitting there, and he wasn’t participating in the conversation.

“What did you want to talk about regarding Aria?”

『Right. How do you view Aria-chan’s impatience?』

I could understand her impatience.

She wanted to become a first-class adventurer no matter what. Therefore, she continued going in circles. Unlike me, there was no doubt she was overflowing with aspirations.

The current me did have the desire to experience a Growth as soon as possible.

But how was I going to live henceforth? Even now, I was troubled over that.

“… She’s going around in circles. I think she could calm down a little.”

To put it bluntly, I wasn’t really counting on her as that great of a fighting force.

She gave us a numerical advantage, and it was a relief to know she has got my back.

To me and Novem, she wasn’t one who would cause harm.

『I want you to resolve that. Can I leave it to you?』

“… Eh? I will?”

Hearing his request, I crossed my arms.

She was a comrade, so it wasn’t like I was unwilling.

If it could be resolved easily, then even I’d be the one requesting for it. But the Third looked at me and shook his head.

On the contrary, the First was overjoyed at me accepting that.

『Good answer! If we don’t dispel the worried of Alice-san’s living likeness, Aria-chan, I’ll never be able to calm down.』

From my point of view, what I didn’t understand was the reason why she was trying to hurry things.

Right now, it was the time for us to earnestly and steadily build up power under Zelphy-san’s direction. If she recklessly got herself injured, there would be no point.

The time when we receive teaching was limited.

(I wonder if I should really ask for an extension.)

Those were the feelings I held.

『Well then, that makes matters fast. Lyle, go fight Aria-chan. Of course, with her using her Gem. You… are prohibited from using Skills.』

“… Eh?”

On the First’s proposition, it ended up that I would be fighting Aria.

The inside of the Jewel after Lyle had left…

『Are you sure about this?』

The Third spoke as he looked up at the First, who was sitting on the table.

He had perceived the First’s intentions of making Lyle and Aria fight, but he didn’t think everything would proceed as planned, it seemed.

『… You know, I’m not really that smart.』

On the First’s words, the Third nodded.


『Hey, at least deny it a little! You’re my grandson, aren’t you!!?』

The First screamed at his cold treatment from the Third, and the Third broke out into a smile.

Their personalities differed, but to the First, he was his grandson. Compared to the other ancestors, it looked like he knew how to deal with the man.

『I’m not smart, so I can only think of doing it in this way. If it were you, you could probably think of as many better ways as you wanted.』

The Third ceased smiling, and disinterestedly unraveled the alternate method he had thought up.

『Aria-chan… I think it’s a good way for her to gradually build up confidence in herself. She could use the Gem and rack up some achievements battling monsters. Those around her would praise her, and Lyle would just have to provide a follow up. Well, Lyle’s also abnormal, so he probably won’t look out for her that much. Those sort of niceties should be left to Novem-chan, I think.』

It wasn’t like everyone could grow immediately.

The Third wanted to keep the long term in mind and gradually improve the relationship of the three to get the party to take a good shape.

The other heads of history had similar opinions.

The Second despised those who found dissatisfaction with the jobs they were assigned. It seemed like he would propose something more severe.

『I’ll bet that would be fine. Steadily build their relationship, and the three of them will hit it off well. That’s right. There’s no doubt we can handle it cleverly.』

By getting Lyle and Aria to fight, both of them would learn the areas they were lacking in. That was the plan the Third had caught on to.

For Aria, her own lack of ability…

For Lyle, the strength of human will and desire…

He wanted to get them to understand they were both at fault. Of course, starting with the First, the others were waiting for Lyle to get motivated for himself.

Even so, feeling that the First was being impatient, the Third oversaw their discussion and bore witness to it.

『So do you hate shrewd methods?』

『Can’t stand them. But perhaps that sort of way would have a better success rate. It took quite a while for me to realize that, though.』

The First Generation had quite a frank personality.

There were some unexpectedly delicate sides to him, but he was the one who headed the pioneering corps, cut down the forests of monsters, and expanded fields of his own.

A normal person would give up after understanding the difficulty of that, or make the appropriate preparations for it.

『If it’s your guys’ ways, it’ll probably tie itself up nice and pretty. But… in that case, they’ll start to rely on one another.』

『There’s no mistake to be had for relying others in areas where you’re lacking yourself, though. It’s just that I truly do feel Lyle needs to find a little more motivation.』

The First stared intently at the Third, who was usually quite carefree.

『When you say it, it’s got no persuading power, man.』

『Of course~.』

Saying that, the two of them smiled, but the First stopped and made a serious expression.

If he was but a simple fool, the pioneering corps would have been annihilated, and eaten up by monsters. His extreme instincts and perception made him someone the Third was poor at dealing with.

But he also understood that some senses were needed sometimes.

『Let’s let them clash, and if that doesn’t work, then I’ll be satisfied with that. If it’s that person’s descendants, I don’t think her feelings will lose to Lyle.』

『… So you’re saying there’s no way Lyle will lose as a whole? Well, he probably won’t.』

There was quite a gap in ability between the two.

Aria was the daughter of a noble. She could probably use magic. Looking at her stance while holding her spear, it could be understood that she was trained as the daughter of a warrior.

But compared to Lyle, she fell short.

Even to Lyle, who had never undergone Growth before, Aria fell short. Just like the boy, she didn’t have the necessary aptitude as an adventurer yet, but more than that, she didn’t understand herself.

She was just squirming around recklessly and meaninglessly.

『Let’s leave the healing to Novem-chan and just have them go at each other’s throats for once. Well, it’s a nice way to resolve things, fitting of me, isn’t it?』

『So exchanging blows to deepen friendship? No, is it affection in this case? Lyle still hasn’t accepted that, though』

The Third seemed to be having fun.

In truth, the scene of Lyle’s troubled figure after Novem approved of a harem was quite interesting to him.

『That part included, I want them to collide. Lyle isn’t looking at Aria-chan at all. I want him to recognize her. Even when he knows the pain of being ignored, that bastard is…』

The First let out a sigh.

The Third got the feeling that the First felt Lyle overlapping with himself.

『… Are you sure you aren’t talking about the you of the past?』

Hearing the Third’s words, the First glared at him, but he soon shook his head and took a deep breath.

『Perhaps you’re right.』

For a while, the two stayed there, lost in thought…


After finishing my meal, I told Novem to go out and call Zelphy-san to the house.

I told Aria I had business with her to let us talk.

(It’s the First’s request, so I guess we’ll fight.)

I didn’t know his aim, but I had a good idea of it.

It was probably something like getting Aria to learn her ability level, or something like that.

We walked into the yard, and I turned to her.

“You have your family’s gem, right?”

At my question, she tilted her head and took out the red pendant she had turned into a necklace from under her clothing and showed it to me.

“Of course I have it. In order not to lose it, I always carry it on me. What of it? We’re going out to subjugate monsters today, right? What are you planning, even calling Zelphy over?”

As I thought, because of her impatience, she wanted to finish the preparations and go hunting already. From my point of view, we should put some breaks in with moderation and systematically set out to defeat monsters.

There was no point if you pointlessly got yourself injured, and it wasn’t like we were short on money or anything.

“… When the two of them get here, there’s some vacant land over there, so won’t you fight me?”

On my proposal, she seemed bewildered.

“Why should I? If you don’t like me, then you just have to say it!”

I wasn’t sure what was going through her mind, but it seemed she thought I didn’t like her.

I didn’t have any recollection of having treated her especially cruelly, so I didn’t get where these accusations were coming from.

“It’s not like I dislike you or anything. If you have a gem, then you should know how to use it, right? Then you have a need to test it out, don’t you?”

Hearing me bring up the gem, her face stiffened.

Perhaps she was remembering what happened to the large man from the bandit brigade.

From an overuse of Skills, blood erupted from all over his body. His muscles tore and blood oozed from his mouth and eyes. It wasn’t a good sight for the eyes.

Of course, we were able to treat it with medicine, but I wasn’t sure about his internal bleeding.

The irregular use of Skills…

The compensation for that was large. I mean, it wasn’t the Skill you manifested yourself, so when you tried to use someone else’s Skills, the burden was quite large.

Using the past heads’ Skills, I understood the difficulty of that first-hand.

Even the Skills linked to me by lineage were ridiculously hard for me to control.

If I didn’t put some moderation on my usage, I would have destroyed my body just like the large man.

“Are you scared?”

“I-I’m not scared! If I used this, I’ll definitely be injured, so I don’t want to is all!”

Looking at Aria hiding her fear, I thought to myself, ‘so you don’t care if I’m injured.’

I did measure her strength, but as I thought, even if she was using Skills, Aria was probably weaker than that large bandit.

It wasn’t because she was a woman, but that she had an overwhelming lack of experience. Having only learned magic and spearmanship in theory, she couldn’t reach the level of the large man who practiced on monsters.

“If you’re worried about injury, then there’s no problem. Novem will treat you, and if it gets dangerous, we’ll stop.”

Perhaps out of anger for my tone of speech, Aria’s expression changed.

She was clearly angry.

“What’s with that? Do you think I’m no worthy enemy of you? I admit that you really are strong. But we won’t know something like that unless we try!”

To Aria, who began to show determination, I proposed that if that be the case, why don’t we just fight?

“Then when Novem and Zelphy-san arrive, we’ll start. I’m fine with a wooden sword.”

“Just use your regular sabre! Even I’ve practiced to use Skills!”

Hearing that, I found it a little surprising.

“Oh really?”

Not pleased with my impression, she glared at me. I had no idea just what I’d done to attract such a scowl.

I mean, they were my frank and honest thoughts.

“Look down on me all you want. You’ll be the one getting hurt!”

Aria turned her back to me and left the area in long strides. I saw her off and let out a sigh. I was going to be fighting her at the First’s request, but I was starting to wonder whether or not this was really alright.

I got the feeling I had made a fatal mistake as a member of the same party.

Since there was no one around me, the Third spoke to me.

His tone was fed up.

『Lyle, have you ever seen your own face in a mirror?』

“What are you talking about? I see it every morning when I wash my face.”

『That was sarcasm, you know. Anyways, that aside, there’s clearly a problem with your current attitude.』

Hearing about a problem, I tilted my head.

An irritated Fourth spoke in a low voice.

『Taking that attitude against a girl is one thing, but I wonder if you really should be fighting. More importantly, you really are dense, Lyle. Or could it be you’re doing all this on purpose?』

I couldn’t comprehend.

I was unable to understand just what it was the Third and Fourth were trying to tell me. In order to let Aria know her current skill level, and to get her to have a taste of what it felt like to use her Skills. That was why we were fighting, was it not?

The Sixth, who didn’t speak up often dropped by for once.

『You’re not noticing any of it? Lyle, you…』

The Seventh let out a remark, as if to pressure me.

『That attitude right now was certainly rude. Still, Lyle, I also think you need to look at yourself and reflect on it.』

If I had to pick a side, the Sixth and Seventh usually supported me, but still they said I was in the wrong.

As I tried to recall whether I had said something bad, the Fifth entered the conversation.

『If you didn’t notice, then that’s where it ends. Well, you’re young, so I guess there are some things we cannot help. Look, it’s about time you start preparing yourself as well. Also, just as with Skills, don’t use magic.』

While the Fifth said that, I didn’t have such intentions from the beginning.

“I won’t do anything like that. I don’t want to injure her or anything.”

『… Don’t want to injure her, is it? Well how grand of you.』

The Fifth also sounded fed up.

I returned to the house and started preparing. I hung my sabre at my waist and decided to carry my spare as well.

Perhaps because Aria had left first, there wasn’t anyone in the house.

At times like these, I start to remember my lonely days back at the manor.

“It’s really quiet. Just like at that time.”

Saying that, I looked around the room. Normally, Novem was doing housework, and Aria was trying to assist her. That was the scene as of late.

It was only recently that I started to take in that imagery as if it were normal. Before that, Aria’s presence was always slightly unsettling.

(As I thought, harems and me are two separate things. Also, I don’t think that sort of thing will be pleasant.)

It was mainly the expectations of my surroundings, and the First’s request that led me to taking in Aria.

But perhaps that was a mistake. I thought.

From the start, I didn’t think too much of her. I never even tried to think of how it was I thought of her.

As I absentmindedly stared at the ceiling, I heard a voice.

Zelphy-san and Novem were in front of the house.

I headed to the vacant lot to find Aria waiting for me.

Likely because she had finished warming up, she was sweating a little. Perhaps because of determination, the eyes glaring at me harbored quite a strong will.

Due to the redevelopment of the area, many evictions were carried out and houses were demolished, creating a lot of empty space.

In one of such places, the girl with a red orb hanging from her neck, Aria, faced me.

The sun hadn’t even started to rise yet.

(This’ll end before noon, wont it?)

In my head, I made plans so as to end my fight with Aria before noon came.

“You sure look calm.”

It sounded like she was provoking me, she let out those lines as I had a break in my concentration. Without a doubt, Aria was mad.

Looking at that, both Novem and Zelphy-san seemed fed up.

Yesterday they were fed up with Aria, and today, it seemed they were fed up with me. Their eyes were clearly trying to tell me something.

“I’d like it if you notified me of a change in plans a day in advance. I mean, I’ve got my schedule to keep too. Well, I’ll follow my client. It probably won’t be a complete waste. But Lyle, are you even motivated at all?”

Zelphy looked at me with doubtful eyes, and Novem was the same as she stood beside her.

“Lyle-sama, please concentrate. You’re being rude to Aria-san. At this rate, you’ll be gravely injured.”

I nodded to a worried Novem, pulled out my Sabre, and took a stance.

Aria also held up her lance. Her temper seemed impatient, and she was putting a lot of needless power into her stance.

“I’ll be going at you seriously.”

As Aria declared her serious intent, I nodded.

“Be careful not to injure yourself.”

At that moment.

Aria took a large step and suddenly started repeatedly thrusting out her lance as if to impale me.

It was a Skill the large man displayed.

I turned half my body to avoid it and used the hilt of my Sabre to repel it. Having her stance destroyed, she fell forward, and I jumped aside.

With one hand on the ground, she raised her head with her eyes wide open. And she angrily gritted her teeth as she glared at me.

“Why didn’t you attack me?”

She stood up and corrected her posture. On the contrary, I was confused.

“Eh? No, I mean… It’ll be over soon enough…”

As I stated my true and honest feelings, Aria’s expression became more and more grim.

Looking at that expression, my heart suddenly started to hurt.

(What is this?)

Aria swung her lance, and a shockwave shot at me. Its output wasn’t as high, nor was its blade as sharp as the one the large man displayed before. I dodged.

Returning the pole she had swung in a large arc back to her body, Aria looked out of breath.

She forcibly used a Skill, and it looked like she was exhausting her stamina. She had neither the technique nor power to use her Skills consecutively. The proof was in the pudding.

However, with her sweat pouring out and her breath cut short… she continued to come at me.

“Not yet!”

Her weapon let off a faint light, but she just stabbed it at me normally. I took the blow with the sabre, but the feel was different from before.


This was likely a Skill as well. As I dodged the next two blows, she likely realized I had seen through her movements.

If I thought about the remaining Skills, there was that muscle strengthening as well. It didn’t feel like she was using it, so perhaps she wasnt’ used to it yet.

I dodged her thrust spear, stepped close to her, and grabbed the shaft with my left hand.


She struggled to make me let go, and I was about to tell her the match was over already. But I couldn’t let out my voice.


Aria thrust out her weapon to create distance and glared at me.

“What’s with that posing… If I’m really that weak, then just end me already!”

Out of breath, and with a despaired expression, tears began to flow down her face.

Looking at that, I was able to slightly comprehend what the ancestors were trying to tell me.

(I see, so the attitude I showed Aria was… the same as Celes’s.)

I got the feeling I knew the source of the pain in my chest.

I understood the ancestors’ intent.

I could grasp the reason for Novem’s and Zelphy-san’s eyes.

I could even nod at Aria’s mortified face.

“I see. So I was never really looking at you, was I.”

I get the feeling that the figure of the girl mortifyingly holding up her spear, about to burst into tears, had overlapped with mine own.

About Yoraikun

A college student who really should be doing something more productive with his time. Also, he can read a bit of Japanese.
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84 Responses to Sevens: Blue and Red

  1. Chronos5884 says:

    Thanks for the chapter!


  2. nalilygaw says:

    hmmm human nature and human relationships are like the vast space. . . . even if you see it clearly, in reality you ain’t seeing clearly at all. . .


  3. RKain says:

    And so, we come full circle. Once the student, now the master. Now all we need is for Aria to look down on someone a couple dozen chapters down the line.

    Warning: partially unprovoked RANT
    This doesn’t quite seem to be the case here – as far as I can tell, the emphasis is on Lyle’s failure to recognize Aria’s needs as a human, rather than her needs as a harem member – but it always bugs me when everybody blames a guy for not noticing / responding to a woman’s oblique, obscure, and often violent affection. It’s obviously the tsundere’s fault that they can’t friggin SAY WHAT THEY MEAN. Don’t even get me started on tsundere’s as a trope – they’re fun to read / watch, but damn if they don’t teach young readers some of the worst lessons on how relationships work.
    End Rant.

    My thanks to you, Yoraikun.

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    • “but it always bugs me when everybody blames a guy for not noticing / responding to a woman’s oblique, obscure, and often violent affection”


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    • That guy says:

      I think the bigger problem is expecting a person who spent a third of their life—the most important time of it, too— shut in a room, reading books without proper human interaction to be able to have common sense when interacting with others.

      It’s not even a case of dense protagonist as it is Lyle lacks the life experience for this stuff.

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      • Yoraikun says:

        It’s implied that that is why Lyle has never experienced a Growth. He literally has no life experience, despite his training.

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        • shakejake says:

          Forget experience, he doesn’t have any obligation to look at her. She was literally forced upon him after he got back a gem. And while Novem and the others might not be aware, getting back the gem was something forced upon him by his ancestors. She’s practically a stranger to him, and it takes time for most people to relate to anyone. Yet assholes both dead and alive seem to find fault in that in him. And they are basically guilty of the same crime.The guild and their adviser, Zelphy, treated Lyle as an unwanted nuisance to be monitored rather than a prospective member at first, and also a few forms of scorn. Aria came in asking for help with problems, pressing Lyle vigorously to forfeit his hired adviser out of goodwill, before she even knew anything other than his name. Novem has been of great help to Lyle when he was still reeling from his traumatizing abandonment, as well as helping him get used to the world that he had no chance to experience, but when he figures out his feelings, and tries to put them on the table, she neither rejects him or affirms him, and leaves him hanging, while expressing some kind of twisted delight in it. Zelphy was part of the faction forcing Aria on him, and the reason she arrived to be a nuisance in the first place. She still has the gall to find fault in him not immediately treating Aria as one of the family. Novem literally forces her and “affection” care on him, but doesn’t seem to really be looking at him anyway. And Aria, despite being a dependent, and just joining the party, is replicating the exact same scorn the others are giving him for not recognizing her, even with him solving both her request, and her lack of a home or future.

          She just fucking arrived in his life without him getting any word in the situation, and they expect him to immediately look at her as she is? If lasts for 5 years, then yeah, he’s doing what Celes did. But they have barely interacted, and she’s still getting more understanding and help from her surroundings than Lyle had gotten. Hell, he still isn’t being looked at, with the rare exception of his ancestors (when they aren’t being asses).

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        • Yoraikun says:

          I think you’re forgetting a very important fact here. The very same fact that Lyle’s forgetting.

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        • Alva says:

          Look at it this way, Lyle was kind of a forced hikikomori, he pretty much had no human interaction with people outside of his family. Whats more he is quite apathetic towards other people, he never really tried to get to know Zelphy or Hawkins, and he never considered why Aria wanted to be more active in adventuring. He currently has no real ambitions of his own and is more or letting his ancestors think for him.


    • haruhachama says:

      Kinda agreed on that, though I didn’t see any “dere” at the moment(probably missed it). Not gonna touch Lyle’s main problem now, but she too impatient as it already stated, while others should start giving some advices to her on that

      Thanks for the translation

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      • lynnlen says:

        I agree and disagree with your statement. Sure, Aria should have told him of her feelings and they just met so none of them knew each other well enough; but that doesn’t mean Lyle wasn’t in the wrong. First off, when the party was at the forest the first time and Aria wanted to be of use to other by playing bait. Lyle knew why she ask, doesn’t make him dense in fact it actually makes him really observant to be able to notice that after only knowing her for a few weeks; but when he told her no he made it sound like he had a attitude when he didn’t, basically he didn’t choose his words correctly. Lyle didn’t mean anything by it, he spent the majority of his childhood in side with little to no human interactions. The ancestor knew this and tried to have him fight Aria so he could notice this. I don’t know if the ancestors knew he would draw similarities with this battle and his fight with Celes; but it did give Lyle knew light on his actions. He’s not dense because he can’t understand other peoples emotions, he’s dense because he doesn’t understand that his actions can and have hurt the ones around him.


        • haruhachama says:

          I know about Lyle’s wording problem as you can easily spot ’em on the current chapter. I only state Aria’s as everyone “aimed” at Lyle without clearly tell him his current problem. All of this could possibly be solved if they have discussion before the matter got worse.
          Another thing is that Lyle is stilll in “baby” form which needing someone to guide him (Not like current chapter where everyone just look at him, or told him that he is dense as those aren’t helping him), while Aria in other hand, is in “child” form. A child have to speak and learn from others.


        • lynnlen says:

          That’s probably why the ancestors had him fight Aria. I can think of two reasons why The first would have Lyle fight Aria, first is the classic “let your fist do the talkin” or he knew Lyle would feel like he was Celes. I do agree with about Novem and Zelphy, they should have at least told him about it in private or something instead of biting at him like that. Aria on the other hand. Well it’s just like someone said we don’t really know much about her, she may actually be just like Lyle and doesn’t know how to express her emotions and that’s why she didn’t talk about. Also while I’m on the subject I don’t think Aria’s a tsundere, she may act prideful with the way she acts so far; but she doesn’t physical harm Lyle or even verbally for that matter at least none that I would notice.

          P.S I have the latest chapter right in front of me and I haven’t even seen yet so all f this could change when i’m done.


        • haruhachama says:

          The fight can cause good or bad depend on person. Now think if no one tell him about his behaviour, and he didn’t realise that even after the fight end. Also what’s the point having an advisor if she didn’t advise Lyle on handling “forced” new party member?


        • lynnlen says:

          Again I agree with you on that part, Zelphy and Novem should have told Lyle this.


    • Seanna2k says:

      My mom is totally the “You’re supposed to read my mind and do what I want you to do” type. It’s so frustrating.


  4. Huh. Lyle accidently did what Celes did to him to Aria? I like that. It shows Lyle still has so much more to learn and shows a glimpse of how his mental state is.


  5. Who are you people?!?! says:

    Red vs blue?


  6. tyizor says:

    I was definitely seeing some of the parallel between her and him, but I didn’t expect the author to make him take on the role of his sister. Thanks for the chapter.


  7. BakaGrappler says:

    Iyo! More! MORE! Translate until your fingers fall off, and then use the nubs to smack about the keyboard! MWA-HAHAHAHAHAHA!


    • Light says:



    • jralvarez1 says:

      Hey, do you have a YouTube channel? Because I swear I’ve seen that icon before. On a persona 3 fes video I think? Unless I’m wrong then nvm. :D


      • BakaGrappler says:

        I actually did have a YouTube channel. I was the creator of Baki the Grappler Abridged. I would have done more than two episodes if I had not been shut down by the parent company in Japan. They’re Music Producers and not anime makers, so they had bugs up their asses about unlicensed use of their products, despite the Fair Use Laws. I decided not to push matters since Youtube would definitely not back me.

        But this image is hardly unique. It’s the Laughing Man face from Ghost in the Shell, Stand Alone Complex. I like to remain anonymous online, so it’s pretty perfect for me.


  8. D.N. says:

    I was tentative at first but now I’m really glad you started translating this series. Thanks for the chapter


  9. ali57ha says:

    I am completely confused. What just happened?


  10. Tasear says:

    emotional chapter….thank you. :D


  11. diablo says:

    Thanks for the chapter! :D


  12. alusarle says:

    ” The proof’s in the pudding.”

    First time aread that.

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  13. Leguron says:

    Lyle doesn’t have a goal right now. I think he should try to take away Celes place and become like her. I liked it how he ignored Aria and belittled her in the mock battle.


  14. kirindas says:

    Thanks for the new chapter!


  15. atrie94 says:

    man yorai wth so quick translatin XD u just upped a KNW chapt. not like it´s bad just slow down we don´t want ya to collapse.


  16. thejum says:

    Ooph. That is a harsh blow.


  17. a says:

    damn short too short… tx yorai


  18. exqalph03 says:

    Finally~! I’ve been really getting fed up with Lyle ~_~. Hope that he change for the better now~!

    — Thanks for the chapter~ ^^.


  19. FluffyMittens says:

    I wasn’t expecting a third chapter out today, not after the first Sevens and a KnW chapter over on Blazing. Anyway here’s what I caught this time.

    “The room that connected my psych to the Jewel.”
    psych -> psyche

    “『Right. How do you see Ari-chan’s impatience?』”
    Ari-chan -> Aria-chan

    “[…] unraveled the alternate method he had thought up/”
    / -> .

    “[…] She could use the Gen, and […]”
    Gen -> gem

    “For a while, the two stayd there, lost in thought…”
    stayd -> stayed (or perhaps ‘remained’ would fit better?)

    “Hearing me bring up the gem, her face stiffened”
    needs a period

    “Of course, we were able to treat it with medicine, but I’m not sure about his internal bleading.”
    bleading -> bleeding

    “[…] They’re eyes are clearly trying to tell me something.”
    they’re -> their

    “[…] so perhaps she isnt’ used to it yet.”
    isnt’ -> isn’t

    Was debating pointing out Celes’s -> Celes’, but It appears there isn’t actually any problem with using ‘s after a proper noun ending in s.


  20. Orange Light Saber says:

    So now he sees that he almost turned into the very person he hated and can now go back good job Lyle.


  21. Spike says:

    Thank you Yoraikun. This story has a couple of really interesting threads.


  22. k says:

    Thank for the update


  23. Xyrie says:

    Women being women the chapter.


  24. A hungry guy says:

    So what’s on your mind.?……….nanimo bars lots of Nanimo bars😑


  25. Vin says:

    I think i’m too used to having badass MC’s. These pansy ass ones are really getting on my nerves and the backseat crew really doesn’t make it better.


    • diegodeveze says:

      Isn’t the point of a wimpy protagonist for him to be relatable and THEN become badassas they accumulate life experiences? I mean, protagonists that are badass from the start are the shit, but the underdog that risers and soars through the skies is pretty good as well.


  26. Kuma Otou says:

    Soooooooooo sweeeettttttttt


  27. hezat says:

    HE took her from sooo high, i thought he was thinking he would step on her… poor things, well i won’t say anything about him needing to understand the girls feelings ( what man can ? seriously girls can be so complicated…) but well he would need to learn some tact cause tahat was kinda harsh


  28. Subur Tai says:

    I really like this series. I feel like Lyle had a realization that he cannot just blindly seek power, and thus follow in Celes’ footsteps, which makes this a very important chapter. I think this chapter shows Lyle that he cannot become a monster just like Celes.


  29. . says:

    Sure Yoraikun won’t leave us on this cliff hanger right?…right?


  30. Anononon says:

    humm dont now why, maybe because lyle was not trying to be mean, but he did put aria o the wrong side, not about love but he kinda see her as a problem, and the only one he see tooking care of a trouble was hes sister so maybe he ended doing the same on a less likely scale, anyway lyle was not all wrong, the first too, take a fight to understand each other would be ok but lyle “to me” seen a litle fed up with aria, now he will probally treat her better but i still dont see how in the heck he could try like her and such since he doenst even understand wat is going on.

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  31. GonZ555 says:

    Thank you for the chapter :)


  32. goblinrou says:

    Dense mc to the rescue!


  33. Reaper Phoenix says:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!


  34. Thank you very much!!!


  35. anonymus says:

    It was mentioned in the summery this story contains a lot “dubble standards”, so here we go.
    His redeeming side in it is him recognizing he’s wrong unlike the “monster”


  36. Anton Evan says:

    Can anyone tell me Lyle very own [Skill]


  37. crashclown says:

    I’m just gonna say it, i’m not the sensitive type so: whats wrong with his actions? I mean he was acting a bit like Celes, but that’s family, and Aria is just a random girl you’ve known for what 3 days? If he was being cold it be something and i’d think he was being a bit rude, but this is just indifference. Right now there just acquaintances nothing else, who could care less what either party thinks of each other.


  38. ZaX says:

    At least he realized it before it got irreversible. Thanks for the chapter.


  39. sdeligar says:

    Thank you


  40. Bobby says:


    pokok’e mak nyos


  41. mukkaar says:

    Hmm… I get feeling that this story isn’t about Lyle but about constant whining of that annoying gem.


  42. Seinvolf says:

    Thank u always for ur great work…


  43. Kryzin says:

    Thxs for the chapter.


  44. bellcross13 says:



  45. LogLauncher says:

    Thanks for the chapter !!


  46. diegodeveze says:

    I can see the problem, but I can hardly blame Lyle for it.
    As others have said, Aria is a stranger that was, for all intents and purposes, forced upon him under the premise that she’d be his wife/concubine/bitch/whatever and that he’s supposed to care for and TAKE care of her. Even Novem and Zelphy act like he’s supposed to cater to her emotional needs when they are part of the reason she even has those needs in the first place. I mean, they could’ve taken her in as a normal party member and friend, but nope, she had to be part of Lyle’s harem that he doesn’t even want, and they also admonish him for acting like it? Yeah, no…

    Don’t get me wrong, this development is cool and I also hate how Lyle’s behaving, but, like I said, I can’t blame him. He’s only human, and one that hasn’t had much in the way of decent human interaction for 5 of his formative years at that; and not only that, but he was shunned completely by his own family and cast aside like trash (quite literally), so asking him to be Mr. Perceptive is a hell of a tall order from both his ancestors and Novem & Zelphy.

    I still like where this is going, since it’s serving the purpose of furthering Lyle’s growth as a person and possibly his own ”Growth” as well, but I still get pissed at these kind of character behavioral patterns that are unfair to the protagonist for the sake of plot (like the MC chastizing for not taking a tsundere’s abuse as a form of affection, like RKain mentioned, among others).


    • diegodeveze says:

      Of course, that doesn’t excuse his attitude. Treating someone like a burden (even if they are), especially when you know how that feels, is not ok and he shoud be properly looking at her at least as a team member.


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